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Last Updated Apr 21, 2017 08:06PM

Dear Ann Cannon • I grew up in a large family with loving but no-nonsense parents. Whenever anything hard happened, they’d say, “That’s life. Buck up.” I feel like that attitude made me the capable person I am today. But …

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  • President Donald Trump appears on Fox & Friends before a Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Ann Cannon: Breathing easier after cable-news fast
    Well, Lent is over. Time for me to evaluate how giving up cable news has gone. First things first. I DID IT! I haven’t turned the channel to a cable ...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 08:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ask Ann Cannon: Keep calm and unfriend? #whydopeoplehavetobesodifficult
    Dear Ann Cannon • I recently discovered a professional acquaintance I have always trusted had created and passed a falsehood about my work history to ...

    Updated Apr 14 2017 04:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Smile! A Saturday adventure with the Easter Bunny and Tinkerbell
    What to do on a Saturday when you’re an empty-nester in 25 easy steps: 1. Yay! It’s Saturday! And now that all your kids have grown up and moved out,...
    Updated Apr 12 2017 04:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ask Ann Cannon: Is it OK to break up with someone by text?
    Dear Ann Cannon • My story is a long one, but instead of boring you with it, I’ll cut to the chase. Is it OK to break up with someone via text message...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 07:25 am   |     |   Share


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  • (A Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 photo shows The Spiral Jetty earth works on the north edge of the Great Salt Lake created by artist Robert Smithson in 1970. On March 25, 2017, Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill that designates the iconic ’Spiral Jetty’ sculpture on the shore of the Great Salt Lake an official state work of art. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune)   via AP) Ann Cannon: What’s on your happy map?
    Some picture books speak as much to adults as they do to children — or maybe even more. “The Map of Good Memories” by Fran Nuno is one of those. The s...
    Updated Apr 07 2017 09:40 am   |     |   Share
  • There’s a lot to smile about with rise in girl-friendly graphic novels
    If you feel like you’re seeing more girl-friendly graphic novels lining the shelves of bookstores and libraries these days, you would be correct. The...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 09:44 am   |     |   Share
  • Ask Ann Cannon: Neighbor won’t stop with the annoying home remodeling suggestions
    Dear Ann Cannon • My husband and I are remodeling our home, which is a good thing. We’ve looked forward to doing this for a long time. The problem is ...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 09:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Easy to say — until YOU’RE the mom
    So here’s what I’ve learned: You spend the first half of your life saying and doing stuff. Then you spend the second half of your life apologizing for...
    Updated Apr 04 2017 06:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ask Ann Cannon: Friends to the rescue to deal with a mean girl in the making
    In regards to last week’s column, let me say this: If bringing a dog home over your partner’s objections really will lead to a divorce, then don’t do ...
    Updated Mar 26 2017 05:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Stuff I don’t get, part 2: Trump on Twitter, mom jeans
    As you may know, I’m launching a series of columns this year called “Things I Don’t Get.” This is the second installment. Let me start out (again) by...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 09:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ask Ann Cannon: Should wife risk the doghouse to rescue a golden retriever over husband’s objections?
    Dear Ann Cannon • My husband and I have always had a dog. But when our last dog died, my husband said he didn’t want another one. Ever. I’ve respected...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 09:33 am   |     |   Share
  •  This 1937 photo shows Amelia Earhart before takeoff in Miami for an attempted round-the-world flight. Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared in the South Pacific in July 1937, while on one of the last legs of that journey. (The Miami Herald via AP) Ann Cannon: A young girl at the library; the women who made an impression
    One thing you see in libraries and bookstores these days is a LOT of good biographies about women from all walks of life for young readers. I would h...
    Updated Mar 14 2017 07:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kids have their say about favorite books
    Parents, teachers, librarians and booksellers have a worthy goal in common: They are eager to put quality books in the hands of young readers. This is...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ask Ann Cannon: Someone deliberately trying to offend you? Try this comeback
    Last week I asked readers to submit suggestions for people who deliberately offend them. Reader David sent this: “When someone says something to me th...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ask Ann Cannon: Should wife risk the doghouse to rescue a golden retriever over husband’s objections?
    Dear Ann Cannon • My husband and I have always had a dog. But when our last dog died, my husband said he didn’t want another one. Ever. I’ve respected...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 09:33 am   |     |   Share
  •  This 1937 photo shows Amelia Earhart before takeoff in Miami for an attempted round-the-world flight. Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared in the South Pacific in July 1937, while on one of the last legs of that journey. (The Miami Herald via AP) Ann Cannon: A young girl at the library; the women who made an impression
    One thing you see in libraries and bookstores these days is a LOT of good biographies about women from all walks of life for young readers. I would h...
    Updated Mar 14 2017 07:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kids have their say about favorite books
    Parents, teachers, librarians and booksellers have a worthy goal in common: They are eager to put quality books in the hands of young readers. This is...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ask Ann Cannon: Someone deliberately trying to offend you? Try this comeback
    Last week I asked readers to submit suggestions for people who deliberately offend them. Reader David sent this: “When someone says something to me th...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Time to get serious with self-image vs. actual behavior
    Well, I’ll say THIS about being married forever: You’ve had plenty of time to observe one another in action, which entitles you to make certain observ...
    Updated Mar 07 2017 09:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ask Ann Cannon: Sibling fed up with ‘Parents Enabling Adult Children’
    Dear Ann Cannon • I have a topic I would LOVE to hear your opinion on: Parents Enabling Adult Children. And I’m not talking about ones that have offic...
    Updated Mar 06 2017 09:47 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Will giving up cable news for Lent be a big sacrifice?
    Dear Cable News, My friend Gretta recently put out this question on Facebook: What are you giving up for Lent? So here’s the deal. My religious tribe...
    Updated Feb 28 2017 07:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)    Cover of ’The Youngest Marcher’ by Cynthia Levinson. Here are 5 picture book biographies for Black History Month and beyond
    Although Black History Month is winding down, there should be shelf space for these picture-book biographies all year round. Each tells the story of A...
    Updated Mar 06 2017 11:11 am   |     |   Share
  • Ask Ann Cannon: Dying father wants to be cremated but mother wants a burial. What’s a family to do?
    Dear Ann Cannon • My father, who is terminally ill, has expressed a desire to be cremated when he dies. I know my mother, who is his caretaker, wants ...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 08:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Where are you from? Where are you going?
    You know what surprised me when we moved to Salt Lake City in the 1980s? The way everybody asked us where we’d gone to high school. For the record, i...
    Updated Feb 22 2017 04:04 pm   |     |   Share